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Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines)

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Address: Sukileliu, Vilnius, Lithuania

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For Poles is a must

For Polish people visiting this place is a must. There is a big part of our history, there are buried here a lot of known Poles, for example: Józef Piłsudski (his heart) and his... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Anna S
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Lodz, Poland
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Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

For Polish people visiting this place is a must. There is a big part of our history, there are buried here a lot of known Poles, for example: Józef Piłsudski (his heart) and his mother and brother, Joachim Lelewel and many more. We were on this cementary on 11th November, National Independance Day of Poland, so it was very big,... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Is the oldest cementary in Vilnius. Placed on hills, with beautiful sculptures. A lots of polish names. Worth to see.

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Thank Violetta M
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's not too difficult to find. On our way we enjoyed some other good views. The cemetery on the hills is beautiful. But don't go there in darkness: it can be tricky to walk.

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Poland
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We reached the place by walking about 20 minutes from the Dawn Gate (Ostra Brama, Ausros vartai) to the left and up the hill. Once you leave the Old Town you go through a rather unpleasant and scuffy neighbourhood. The cementary looks abandoned and neglected by present Lithuanian authorities and, sandly has many signs of pure vandalism. See my photos... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Rasos Cemetery (Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie), located just outside the city centre, is a beautiful area spread on the hills, which is a unique setting. Majority of graves come from the era when Vilnius and Lithuania were part of Poland, hence the writings and names are Polish in over 90% of cases. Unfortunately not all monuments are being renovated and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I enjoy walking through cemeteries in other countries and this one did not disappoint. Many interesting grave markers and the way they go up the hill was remarkable. There is a beautiful chapel (like a mini St. Anne's) but it was not open when I visited. The Polish War Cemetery is before the entrance with the tombstone of Jozef Piłsudski's... More 

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1 Thank catsforkids
Gdynia, Poland
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Rasos Cemetery ( Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie w Wilnie) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is named after the Rasos district where it is located. It is separated into two parts, the old and the new cemeteries. It is possible to get there by foot from Old Town. It takes about 15-20... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Rasu Cemetery (Lithuanian: Rasų kapinės, Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in Vilnius. It was founded around 1769. It is located in a walking distance (about 30 min) from the city center, a bit remote location. The most Poles keeps it mind it because of part that is considered as a war cemetery built in... More 

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Thank wodzik
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This old Polish cemetery in Vilnius is located on two small hills only 1 km from the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius. There is a lot of beautiful, old gravestones and family vaults, some of them are ruined. Good location for photographers.

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Thank smaql
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I went here yesterday, it was really beautiful with snow on the ground and especially in the later afternoon light (about an hour before dark). I didn't really have enough time to do it justice and there were a few areas I couldn't get to as the snow was so deep. There's still tons to see though (and the main... More 

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